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KENNETH WESTHUES
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Updated with quotes for May 2016:

Classic:
Hide! Hide! Witch!
The good folks come to burn thee,
their keen enjoyment hid behind
a gothic mask of duty.
Mark Clifton, 1953.

 

Direct:
Mobbing among birds and mammals should not be seen as a metaphor for what happens among us humans. It should instead be recognized as the same thing, the same bursting forth of two instincts at once: the instinct to join with others in an unusually cohesive group, and the instinct to destroy a target.
"Mobbing: a Natural Fact,"2007.

Garden moment for May 2016:

In early spring, most of the colour in our Niagara garden comes from daffodils, tulips, and other bulbs, but rose daphne also contributes.


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